Found on the western side of central Italy, close to the coast, Rome is one of the most culturally-rich historical vacation destinations in Europe. With world-class restaurants, an abundance of religious sites, ancient tourist attractions, tranquil parks and cheap accommodation in Rome, this city attracts all sorts of tourists looking everything from a chilled out break to a full-on sightseeing adventure.
You can’t talk about Rome without mentioning the Colosseum. One of the New Seven Wonders of the World, the emblematic Colosseum is found in the center of the city and is open for the public to explore solo or as part of various guided tours. Located directly alongside the Colosseum you’ll find the Roman Forum and Palantine Hill – another landmark more than worthy of a visit during your trip. Although some of the accommodation options in the center of the city are pricey, there are plenty of cheap vacation rentals in Rome if you don’t mind staying in apartment blocks or hostels.
In addition to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, some other must-see attractions include the awe-inspiring Basilica di San Clemente al Laterano, the ancient Pantheon, the artistic Borghese Gallery, the iconic Trevi Fountain, the quirky Capuchin Crypt and the sophisticated Villa Borghese, not to mention the multitude of authentic restaurants and cafes which serve up tempting arrays of homemade pizzas, pastas and gelato.
Many of the sites and attractions in Rome are located within easy walking distance of each other, which means you can see loads of stuff in a short period of time. This also means you can save some cash and take advantage of the cheap hotels in Rome in the outskirts of the city, whilst still being fairly close to everything you want to see. For everything that isn’t within walking distance, take advantage of Rome’s remarkably cheap public transport network which winds throughout the city.